Frequently Asked Questions About HCG Diet Drops
1. What is HCG and how does it work?
Human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG) is a glycoprotein composed of 237 amino acids that plays an important role in the female body during the beginning of pregnancy. HCG is known to suppress hunger, and when used in conjunction with a 500-calorie-per-day diet, it turns into a fat burning mechanism inside the body, which helps you lose weight without any lean tissue loss or muscle deterioration. Also, even though HCG is generally known as a pregnancy hormone, HCG diet drops work exactly the same in men as they do in women with no negative side effects.
2. Is weight loss with HCG drops safe?
There are no known side effects, which makes weight loss with HCG drops extremely safe.
3. If weight loss with HCG drops works so well, then why don't pregnant women lose weight?
HCG mobilizes fat to be used in other parts of the body where it is needed during pregnancy. When women are pregnant, they also tend to sustain a high-calorie diet in most cases. HCG only works for weight loss if it is taken in conjunction with a 500-calorie diet.
4. Will my metabolism slow down if I'm on a very low calorie diet?
When calories are cut back significantly, the body will lower the metabolism and begin to store fat. But with HCG in the system, the body uses fat for energy instead of storing it. As a result, your body burns fat for energy, which eliminates it from your system when your energy is exhausted. This is a natural process that has no negative effects on the body.
5. Wouldn't I lose the same amount of weight by eating a very-low-calorie diet without HCG?
Typically, the answer is that, yes, you would. However, the HCG drops support the strength of muscle tissue while your body intakes 500 calories per day. On a low-calorie diet under normal circumstances, the body would convert the muscles into energy first, and then start to convert stored fat for energy. The drops help you produce hormones that allow you to sustain muscle on a very-low-calorie diet and burn the fat for energy instead, so you preserve muscle mass while eliminating fat. A low calorie diet without HCG drops would burn muscle first and would ultimately make it easier to gain the weight back rather than sustaining your weight loss.
6. Will I get hungry on the very-low-calorie HCG diet?
Surprisingly, not very much. This is one of the few diets that doesn’t leave you continually craving more food. The reason for this is that your calories used to be the source of energy that your body exhausted, so when you were calorie deficient, you felt hungry. With the help of HCG, your body can turn fat storage into a source of energy, so it naturally suppresses your appetite.
7. Will HCG interfere with any medications I am currently taking? What about birth control pills or Depo-Provera injections?
HCG does not interfere with any medications whatsoever, including birth control and any prescription drugs.
8. Will I experience any changes in my menstrual cycle while taking HCG?
The dosage is too small to affect your menstrual cycle. Again, due to the very low dose, there are no side effects.
9. How much weight can I expect to lose on the program?
The average amount of weight people on the HCG diet lose is around one pound per day over an extended period of time. Most people lose two pounds a day in the first week.
10. Does the weight loss slow down after the first month?
You will lose the largest amount of weight in the first month, so yes. After the first month, you may experience a plateau effect where your weight on the scale doesn't change for a day or two. If this happens, DO NOT PANIC! This is normal. During these times, the body is losing inches, and the spikes in weight drops will pick up again soon.
11. Can you tell me where to buy HCG drops?
There are many places where you can buy HCG drops, but we recommend ours above all others. As is the case with many remedies with proprietary formulae, some manufacturers' products are naturally better formulated than others. We have spent years developing the perfect formula that balances dosing and taste with effectiveness, which means our HCG drops are optimized to provide the best experience with the best results.
12. Do oral (sublingual HCG) drops or injectable HCG work better?
Reports show that 9 out of 10 people do not notice a difference between the two methods of administration. The only difference in taking the HCG is that when you take it orally, you must never eat or drink within 15 minutes before or after taking the HCG diet drops. The drops must have time to absorb under your tongue and move into your blood stream for the HCG to prove effective.
13. Are once-a-week HCG injections that you get at the clinic better than self-administrated HCG drops at home?
Actually, there is no difference. The answer to this question depends on your own personal preference.
14. Where are your HCG diet drops manufactured?
We are proud to say that all of our products are made in the U.S.A.
15. The drops I ordered from you previously tasted bitter, but the new HCG drops that I just received don't have any taste at all. What did you change?
Well, we listened to our customers' complaints about the taste of our HCG mixture, and we have since found a way to improve the taste without altering the essential ingredients required for successful weight loss. Some customers now report that they cannot taste anything in the mixture now, but we can assure you that all of the previous ingredients in our very successful HCG weight loss drops are in there. So now, you get the same results, but with a much-better taste!
16. How do I contact Intermountain HCG?
Our Customer Service can be reached by email at: CustomerService@IntermountainHCG.com